Hello all. It's getting close to that time of the year here in S.E. Michigan. (3-4 weeks ).
Anyways, I'm looking into a solar heater for my 15x30 above ground. The biggest system I can fit in the area is 80 square feet. (2- 2 x20 panels, rack mounted). I could possibly squeeze a third panel in, but I don't know if it will have enough exposure to the sun for any benefit.
I rather not have a 'wall' of solar panels blocking my view off of my deck, but if I absolutely had to, I could raise the whole rack to allow full exposure of the third panel.
I'll be using a solar cover at night, and into the day during this years swim season.
I'm not looking for bath water in early-mid June, but at least maybe upper 70's. Is it even possible to get the water that warm with a 'smaller' solar heater system?
Is it even worth it to mess with a solar heat system, since I'll be well below the recommended 50% pool surface rule using only 2 panels?
Naturally, the local pool dealer says I'll be fine, but I want to be sure before I start into this project.